September 2018

18 Sep 2018
Vol. 11, no.6

11th RQR Symposium

The 11th  RQR Symposium will be held on November 13th and 14th, 2018 at New Residence Hall in Montréal.

Don’t delay because places are limited to 200 participants!

Dr. Miguel Ramalho Santos

Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Toronto.

Dr. Martin Matzuk

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Dr. Shanna Swan

ICAHN School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New-York.

To consult the preliminary program of the Symposium, click here.


Deadline for Symposium registration: October 12th, 2018

Deadline for abstract submission: September 21st, 2018


Registration, abstract submission and information are available on the Symposium website.


A standard room block is reserved for the RQR at the Delta Montreal Hotel as follows:

– Single or double occupancy: $ 217 + taxes;

– Triple occupancy: $ 237 + taxes;

– Quadruple occupancy: $ 257 + taxes

You can reserve your rooms online by clicking here or by calling 1-844-860-3753 and mentioning the group code: O62 to take advantage of the preferential rate.

The deadline for accommodation reservations is October 16th, 2018.

Pre-Symposium workshop

The pre-Symposium workshop will take place on November 12th, 2018 at McGill’s Glen site – Bloc E-RI auditorium E S1.1129 from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The theme of this year Pre-Symposium Workshop is “Reproduction in Exotic and Wild Life Species”. The workshop is free for members and collaborators of the RQR as well as for their trainees but the registration is mandatory due to a limited number of places.

You can consult the preliminary program of the workshop by clicking on the image →

Following the workshop, up to 8 participants (trainees and professors) will be given the opportunity to have dinner with the speakers. If you are      interested in this opportunity you must contact Charlène Rico by email:

Knowledge transfer award

As part of the 2018 Symposium, the RQR will present two Knowledge Transfer (KT) awards: a researcher award and a trainee award. These two awards, in the amount of $400 each, will be officially presented at the annual RQR Symposium in November, accompanied by an honorary plaque. To submit an application, please complete the form and send it by email to before October 1st, 2018. Please note that it is also possible to nominate another member, either a trainee or a researcher.

RQR co-supervision bursary program

The RQR co-supervision bursary program now open. The bursary program is for newly recruited graduate and postdoctoral trainees who are co-supervised by two regular members of the RQR. Eligible trainees can apply until November 1st, 2018 by completing the following form: The final bursary amounts and their recipients will be officially announced at the Symposium. The final budget for this competition will be $150,000, so please take full advantage of this exceptional opportunity!

FRQNT international intership program

Are you aware that the FRQNT has opened their International internship competition, for which RQR students are eligible ? Program details are available here. Any students wishing to apply must complete the attached form and send it to Charlene Rico no later than October 1st. The RQR is permitted to submit up to two applications to the FRQNT. An    internal competition will therefore be held if more than two applications are received.

Events to come

– 2018 CETA/ACTE & AETA Joint Scientific Convention will be held at Hôtel Bonaventure Montreal from September 26th to 29th, 2018 in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Infos

– The 7th International Conference on the Epididymis will be held in Montreal from September 20th to 23rd 2018. Infos

– The Symposium sur les bovins laitiers 2018 will be held on October 30th, 2018 in Drummondville. Infos